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About Your Congress

ESC Acute CardioVascular Care

Update your knowledge on the latest practice-changing science and discuss hot topics with the experts.

ESC Acute CardioVascular Care is the annual congress of the Association for Acute CardioVascular Care.

Update your knowledge on the latest practice-changing science and discuss hot topics with the experts.


ESC Acute CardioVascular Care 2023 took place in Marseille (France). It was awesome to reunite again, in person, with the acute cardiovascular care community! An opportunity for networking, learning, and sharing on the latest science for our practice. 

Find out more on how to retrieve your Certificate of Attendance and Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits.

Watch it all again!

To review presentations all year long on ESC 365 and receive additional benefits, become a member of the Association for Acute CardioVascular Care.

ACVC Silver Members get year-long access on ESC 365.

Review all presentations from past ESC Acute Cardiovascular Care congresses


See you in 2024 in Athens, from 8 to 10 March. It's not too early to start planning. Save the dates!


The Scientific Programme  includes the newest research, up-to-date lectures on clinical questions, and debate sessions with key opinion leaders – all on acute cardiovascular care.

For the young community, there are hands-on practical sessions covering clinical procedures and skills and several sessions with simulations of clinical scenarios, so that one can practice not only clinical skills but also non-technical skills such as communication and leadership.

The congress, is also an excellent opportunity to present research and get feedback from peers and leaders in research.



Kurt Huber, ACVC President

Ingo Ahrens, Congress Chairperson 2023

Johannes Grand, Congress Co-Chairperson 2023


The entire spectrum of acute cardiac care

The congress offers in-depth scientific presentations by leading global experts, covering the entire spectrum of acute cardiac care, including:


  • Acute coronary syndromes
  • Acute heart failure
  • Reperfusion and revascularisation
  • Mechanical circulatory support in shock or pre-shock, management of arrhythmias in the acute setting
  • Refractory cardiac arrest, acute venous thromboembolism
  • Cardiothoracic intensive care
  • Secondary prevention with a particular focus on antithrombotic therapy, lipid-lowering, and anti-diabetic strategies.

Updates for lifelong learning and professional development

The Acute CardioVascular Care Association strongly believes in the education of healthcare professionals as part of lifelong learning, but also including those who are early in their career.

Acute-NBR_0382-lounge.jpgThe congress will provide education and discussion for the next generation of clinicians and researchers, working alongside experts in the field, with the aim to promote the dissemination of knowledge and improve patient outcomes.

Education is a key mission for the Acute CardioVascular Care Association – forming one of the main pillars of the ESC. 

Connection with your community

Join over 100 expert faculty, hundreds of abstracts and clinical cases presenters as well as institutional and industrial partners from around the world.


Make new connections through the interactive environment with colleagues in your profession:

cardiologists, intensivists, anaesthesiologists, internists, cardiac surgeons, nurses, paramedics and other allied professionals who care for acutely ill cardiac patients.


Access all resources from previous editions

One of the many benefits ACVC Silver Members received is the year-long access to your congress resources on ESC 365, the cardiology knowledge hub.

Review abstracts, slides and video on ESC 365

Not yet an ACVC Silver member? Join us now.

Continuing Medical Education (CME) Credits

ESC Acute CardioVascular Care 2023 was accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) for European CME credits (ECMEC®s).